Opioid Addiction

Do you Have an Opioid Addiction?

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When you are addicted to opiates, it might be that you have an addiction to heroin, an addiction to prescription drugs, or an addiction to other opiates, such as oxycodone, morphine, or fentanyl. Even though the term opiates are used for a wide variety of drug addictions, all of the drugs contained within this category have one thing in common… they all contain opium, also known as milk of the poppy.

That’s right, this awful, highly addictive, life destroying substance, is produced by the simple seeds of a poppy flower. Regardless of how it is made, however, it is still a liability to anyone who uses it. 

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Opiates, although sometimes given on prescription, are highly addictive substances that should only ever be used under the supervision of a medical professional. If you are using them at home, on your own, without prescriptions, then you are probably addicted to opiates. In the UK, this is a less common addiction than heroin or crack cocaine, but it is equally as dangerous.

Here at Verve Health rehab centres, we are specialists in providing quality care to each of our valued clients. Our approach to rehab for opiate use is the same as our approach to all of the other addictions that we help… we want to provide you with the best possible care for the most affordable rates.

When you come to us for rehab from opiates, we will give you all you need to quit taking drugs, for good. We will appoint you a dedicated clinical professional and recovery team, who will tailor a treatment plan, individually created with your best in mind. They will spend time with you, talking through your options, until you find the thing that works best for you. Once done, they will take you through everything you need to know about our centres, show you around, and let you settle into drug rehab for opiate addictions.

If you feel that you would like our help to get off opiate drugs for good, then we are here for you. We cordially invite you to join us at one of our high-quality rehab clinics in England. Choose from our stylish rehab clinics, and from a 7 day, 14 day, or 28 day period. If you need longer to recover from opioid abuse, then we are here for that, too.

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What is Opium and Where did it Come from?

Opium has been around for hundreds of years. In fact, it can be traced back to ancient Greece, where they claimed Demeter had first discovered that poppies could be ‘milked’ for opium. Later, it was used as a pain medication throughout the entirety of the Victorian era. Throughout history, opium dens have popped up in all the famous cities of the world. The history of this drug goes back some 7000 measurable years. As with the cannabis plant, the exact origins of who used it first have been lost to time.

At any rate, it was soon discovered that using the milk of the poppy led to a seduced state, strange dreams, and a feeling of dream-like elation. Users would quickly become hooked, often after using it to treat injuries. Opium was smoking in pipes or even injected into the veins. However it was taken, it was easy to overdose and hard to quit. These key elements of opium have never changed, regardless of how much time passes.

By the 16th century, a chemist had published his own version of a laudanum recipe. This was published for free, so that anyone could use it to cure their pain. In the 18th century it was noticed that women were using it as a morning dose and wouldn’t start the day without it. The first true opium addicts were born… and three hundred years later we are still suffering. Most recently, there was an epidemic of laudanum use in the 40s in America. Nowadays, our opiates usually come in drug form and as prescribed by a doctor. Alas, as we know from our prescription drug rehab suites, prescription medication doesn’t mean non-addictive medication.

Opioids are the types of opium derivative drug that come straight from the poppy. These include morphine and codeine type drugs. When they are synthetically created, usually in a laboratory setting, they are known as Opiates, instead. This particular group of drugs includes oxycodone, tramadol, methadone, pethidine, and fentanyl. Regardless of whether you are using opiates or opioids, they are so highly addictive that you probably already need rehab for your addiction.

Now that we have a better grasp on what opium is and how one becomes addicted to it, let’s move forward into modern times.

How do Opiates Work?

An opiate is a synthetic form of opium that it is easy to become addicted to. The body has several opium receptors, each situated throughout the CNS and each capable of producing a response to the opium. It also impacts the brain since it is a psychoactive compound. The response the body has is to use the drugs to dull or block out pain completely.

Opiates will usually always come in pill form, if they have been obtained through legal means. If not, they may come in injectable or powder form. Once taken, they will join the bloodstream within about twenty minutes, working to calm your brain of any neuropathic aches, as well as calming the pains in the body.

As you can imagine, the feeling of being pain free can be quite pleasant. Not only that, but the accompanying ease-off of the mental health issues associated with long term pain suffering is soothed. If you can’t feel the pain and you are able to forget about ill health for a while, this could easily become an addictive state of mind.

You can learn more about the science behind opiate misuse here, or you can stay with us as we discuss how big a problem opiate use has become in the UK. Don’t forget that you can call us for direct intervention in your opiate addiction problem. We can be reached on 0203 955 7703 or you can read more about our detox or rehab from drugs programs, respectively.

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How Big a Problem is Opiate Use in the UK?

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Opiate use might be illegal and conducted behind closed doors, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. Opiates are still given out in prescription medications, particularly in their capacity as a pain killer. One of the most commonly obtained opiate painkillers is Codeine. According to Health Europa, codeine prescriptions in the UK have increased five-fold in the last decade, despite all the warnings that came from the American Opioid Epidemic that has been escalating steadily since the 90s.

The NHS, in response to growing scepticism, has put out a statement and a new set of orders. 

As of September in 2020, any new opioid prescription ought to come with a warning on addiction, given by your GP before they prescribe it to you. They are making changes to the patient information leaflets that accompany the medication, too. You can read their full statement on codeine, opiate addiction, and the changes made, here.

Opioid use and opiate overdose have become such commonplace accidents in the UK, that cops are now forced to carry the intervention drug Naloxone in their cars. This drug negates the heroin or opiate in a person’s system, all at once. To use this might induce a heart attack. On the other hand, if someone is dying from an overdose, the only other option is to let them die in front of you. If there is a chance you could save them, then it should be taken… but imagine being a police officer placed into that position.

In an expose style article, the BBC went into great depth as to why opioid medications are still prescribed for chronic pain. If we are aware of the addictive aspects of opiates, then why do our doctors still prescribe them to patients who are at-risk of developing addictions to opiate medications? They cite a recent report in which it was discovered that about 5 million adults in NHS England and Wales jurisdiction were being prescribed these potentially life-altering medicines. They also note that GPs are advised to keep upping the dose of any morphine based painkillers until the patient is pain-free. Reports suggest that the average person is prescribed twice as much opium derived medication as they used to be… and yet, not much seems to be getting done about it in a preventative way.

Fortunately, Verve Health are here to provide rehab clinics for opiate addiction in England and Wales. We bring you the attentive care found throughout celebrity rehab facilities and do so at rates so affordable they will shock and stun you. If you think you want help with your opiate addiction then contact us today, on 0203 955 7703, today. You can visit our referrals page if you want evidence of how exquisite our services are.

Am I an Opiate Addict?

If the doctor has prescribed you opiate medications, this does not automatically mean you are an addict. However, while you are taking the painkillers you are at risk of developing an addiction. If your pain stops, yet you are still taking opiates or opioids, then you may have an addiction – or at least a brewing one.

If you were to go to a different doctor to double up on your prescription, this would count as opiate abuse. If you were to return to the doctor and tell them you were in pain when you weren’t, just to get more medication, then you are at risk of becoming an addict. If you try to get hold of opiates in any other way than through the correct legal channels, or if you are seeing multiple doctor’s surgeries for the same problem, you should seek help for an opiate addiction before it takes over your life.

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When you come to the dedicated rehab clinic for opiate addiction here at Verve Health, you will be given access to all the medical professionals you need to get off drugs. You will be given an opulent room in which you can kick your drug addiction in comfort, style, and with plenty of space. We will provide an exquisite menu, exemplary facilities, and attend to your every whim, while you are staying with us. We do all of this, so you can focus on getting off drugs for good.

The first stage of quitting opiates for good is to go through detox. This will begin from the moment you join us in our luxurious surroundings. We will show you to your room and allow you to settle in. Afterwards, you will be given an orientation, then taken to a consultation appointment. During this appointment, you will be asked plenty of questions about your circumstances, health, and goals. Only when we have this information will your appointed medical officer be able to discern an individually tailored treatment plan, that is aimed at getting you off drugs for good.

With opiate addictions, you can expect to go through opioid detox for a minimum of two weeks. Next, you will be moved to the rehab section of your stay. This doesn’t involve a room change although it does involve a change in the therapies you are given. While detox focuses mostly on key therapies, rehab moves on to some of the fun work, instead.

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Where to get Rehab for Opiate Addiction in the UK?

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